News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2007

California Couple Sentenced To 5 Years And 1 Year And 6 Months, Respectively, For Meth Distribution
$91,000 of meth

OCT 17 -- OWENSBORO, KY - John Sesera Brown, age 34, of 73575 Desert Trail, 29 Palms, California, was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, and Alicia Abney, age 27, of 4573 Avendia La Candela, Joshua Tree, California, was sentenced to 1 year and 6 months imprisonment in United States District Court, Owensboro, Kentucky, for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today. Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., Judge, United States District Court, also sentenced Brown and Abney to 3 years supervised release following incarceration. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

Abney pled guilty and admitted that from July 2006 to on or about November 22, 2006, in Daviess County, Kentucky, and elsewhere, she conspired with Brown and others to knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams of methamphetamine, worth approximately $50,000 on the street. Brown admitted that he conspired with Abney and others during the same time period to knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute 905.8 grams of methamphetamine, worth approximately $91,000 on the street.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Kinnicutt, and it was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Owensboro Police Department.

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